“Success is .. sweeter if long delayed and gotten through many struggles and defeats.”
~Amos Bronson Alcott
MSUAA Executive Director Scott Westerman explores the connection between Struggle and Achievement in this week’s “Observations From the Spartan Life”.
“Spectators,” Scott says, “see only the tip of the iceberg of achievement, won across relentless hours of preparation, practice, failure and repetition.”
“There is no law more powerful than the law of cause and effect. Excellent preparation always leads to good performance. Preparation -always- involves struggle.”
The irony of achievement, Scott notes, is that it isn’t what’s achieved that is the prize, it’s what was learned on the way there.
Hear “Observations from the Spartan Life” on MSU Today with Russ White – Thursdays on WDBM and Sundays on WKAR-AM.